No flood alarms sounded despite ongoing rain in Kuching

Two APM officers standing by at a barrage during their flood watch on Feb 28, 2024. Photo credit: APM Kuching Facebook

KUCHING, Feb 28: Despite widespread rain showers across many areas here, alleviating fears of flash floods, there is currently no cause for concern as no flood alarms have been sounded.

The Civil Defence Force (APM) Kuching, responsible for monitoring flood-prone areas, has indicated that the water levels at the Batu Kitang barrage and Jalan Tabuan Dayak are under control as of 7am.

Additionally, roads in these areas remain accessible despite ongoing drizzles.

Meanwhile, in an advisory issued by Malaysian Meteorogical Department (MetMalaysia) at 8.20am today, areas such as Samarahan and Asajaya are forecasted to have thunderstorms and heavy rain until 12pm.

An alert is issued when there are signs of moderate or anticipated rainfall thunderstorms persisting over six hours within the specified time frame in a specific area.

The weather forecast for today (Feb 28) indicates that isolated thunderstorms are expected over inland areas in the afternoon, with isolated rain anticipated over inland areas in the morning and night.

The public is strongly encouraged to stay informed by monitoring MetMalaysia’s official website, keeping up with MetMalaysia’s social media platforms, and downloading the MyCuaca app for most current and accurate weather updates. — DayakDaily